Today is a good but puzzling day. I have just received a mountain of free literature from dhammatalks.org and I have no idea where to start. They provide many of Thanissaro Bhikku’s writings and translations for free distribution, and it would seem international delivery is not an issue for them.
I ordered about ten books, which may sound greedy but living in the UK I thought I may as well get everything I wanted in one go rather than faff around with smaller but more frequent orders. Unfortunately it would seem they could not provide one of Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translations of a text by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo, but instead of leaving me short, they added six other books to the order, most of them by Ajaan Lee!
I have had similar experiences with Amaravati Monastery. It would seem that Theravadin Monks and Nuns excel in customer service. I am so grateful!
These sites, and monasteries deserve every penny they get in donations because of the efforts they go to so they can disseminate the Dhamma.
Regarding the title of this post, the puzzle I have now, with fifteen free books in my eager hands, is which one to start reading first. Should I start with the four books from the Khuddaka Pitaka? Should I start with Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s take on the Vinaya Pitaka? Or should I delve into the writings of Ajaan Lee?
What a happy Buddhist I am!
May you all find peace and live without fear.